That would certainly simplify things, but I find it indispensable when it comes to handling persistent entities, which you wouldn't want to serialize with the page. Taking a step back, how can a form map to persistent entities without resorting to LoadableDetachableModels?
Not that I'm necessarily in a position to perform such a drastic refactoring at this stage in my project (I'm not). I'm just curious. But if anyone has an answer to my first problem, I'm still quite interested. Because I can't really replace LoadableDetachableModels at this stage of development. On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:59 AM, Jeremy Thomerson <jer...@wickettraining.com > wrote: > On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Ray Weidner < > ray.weidner.develo...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > > I have what I would think to be a fairly common usecase that I'd like to > > solve. I have a form with a model that is a LoadableDetachableModel > > wrapped > > in a CompoundPropertyModel. I wouldn't expect that to be unusual. > > However, > > when a form submit is failing validation for , all changes to the form > are > > lost. I'm guessing that the LoadableDetachableModel, when combined with > > the > > blocked update to the model, is causing this. > > > > For the most part, I've been able to get around this by "deferring" most > > validation checks until #onSubmit, at which point I manually run through > > them and call #error on the appropriate components. > > > > Two problems: First, I can't defer all validation. Type conversions and > > the > > size of uploaded files are validated automatically, and you wouldn't want > > to > > have to rewrite that for yourself. Second, I don't want to defer all the > > validation. In so doing, I lose the benefits of Wicket handling all that > > stuff in the back end for me. > > > > I'm wondering if there's a possible work-around. What if, during the > call > > to #onError, I was to call #updateModel? The javadoc gives a rather > > significant warning against using this method, but I'm wondering if it > has > > some value here. The point is, if I force the model to be updated > despite > > the validation failure, then changes will not be lost upon submission. > > > > Any thoughts? > > > > Don't use a LoadableDetachableModel for a form. > > -- > Jeremy Thomerson > http://www.wickettraining.com >